Episode 423: Cesar Cigars Maduro Robusto

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BACKGROUND: Cesar Cigars are crafted using three-year-old wrapper and five year aged fillers. The Cesar Maduro is crafted using the highest grade Maduro wrapper from the San Andres Valley in Mexico. The Cesar Habano also uses aged tobaccos and employs an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

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This week’s featured cigar is the 5.5-inch by 52 ring gauge Cesar Maduro Robusto.

FEATURED LIBATION: Bowen’s Whiskey
Bowen’s Whiskey has a 100% corn base that is cut with water and then aged in barrels made from reclaimed, fire ravaged oak sourced from forests on central California’s Piute mountain range.

This is a 90-proof whiskey that people say has a smoky “California campfire” taste and, indeed, Bowen’s bills this product as a pure California Whiskey.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?

  • Doc talks about “What Makes a Great Humidor?”

Nomad-Fugitive

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Nomad 2012 Limited Edition Fugitive
Fred Rewey introduced his first line of Nomad cigars in March of 2012, the same year he founded the Nomad Cigar Company. Rewey’s flagship cigar was called the “Fugitive,” which was the cigar that started it all for Rewey and Nomad Cigar Company.

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Cesar Cigars
Bowen’s Whiskey

OUR SPONSORS:
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Episode 418 Crush & Roll West 2014: Recap

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BACKGROUND: Crush & Roll West, the Central Coast’s premiere cigar, wine and beer festival was in top form this past September 5th and 6th. The 6th annual event broke all attendance records as 780 attendees walked through the gates over the event weekend, representing a 23% growth over 2013 and an average of over 20% growth each and every year!

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Crush & Roll 2014 drew a total of 60 cigar, wine, beer, spirits and lifestyle vendors and 23 other local sponsors that contributed in various ways. Along with the burgeoning number of vendors, the layout of the event expanded as well. The majority of vendors were placed under an enormous 80 by 100-foot tent and the rest of the venue expanded in all directions of the compass.

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Doc Interviews Christina Fontecchio, one of the organizers of Crush & Roll West

THANKS TO OUR MANY GENEROUS SPONSORS

OUR PREMIERE PARTNERS
Davidoff XHA-smbanner Roxo-Cellars
CIGAR PROVIDERS
Asylum Cigars Dignity Oliva Cigar Co.
Alec Bradley Cigars Don Vicente Cigars Intl. Partagás
Boutique Blends/Aging Rm Drew Estate Tabacalera Falto
Boyd’s Tobacco/Knockout La Palina Tarazona Cigars
Cesar Cigars La Sirena Ventura Cigar/Project 805
Chinnock Cellars Cigars Moscato Cigars
Davidoff Cigars My Father Cigars
WINE, BEER & SPIRITS PROVIDERS
August Ridge Vineyards Kaleidos Sharp’s Hill Vineyards
Barrelhouse Brewing Kelsey See Canyon Stone Brewing
Bowen’s Whiskey Libertine Pub Summerwood Winery
Bianchi Vineyards Michael Gill Cellars The Bruery
Broken Earth Winery Nuvino Tolo Winery
Cass Vineyard & Winery Paso Port Wine Company Wente Family Estates
Changala Winery Powell Mountain Cellars Zaca Mesa Winery
Dubost Roxo Port Cellars
Figueroa Mtn Brewery Sculpterra Winery
LIFESTYLE VENDORS
A-9 Designs Jewelry Plexus Slim Sunrun Solar
Chop Top Bottle Co. Purgatory Humidors The Boss Cigars
Cigar Box Purses Robert Michelson Inc. The Shirt Peddler
Eclipse Musical Instruments Sculpterra Artist
Love Crystal Succulents Sealoha Designs
MB Trading Sterling Silver SLO Co. Brand
Miner’s Mix Stogies & Stemware Art
OTHER SPONSORS
Ameripride J. Baker Photo San Miguel Lion’s Club
Best Western La Bellasera Smoke Magazine
Boveda Humidity Control Marathon Trading Co. Stogie Fresh Cigar Pub.
Burn 808 Michael Barry Band Tabacalera Falto
EOS Estate Winery Paso Robles Inn The Oaks Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Ice Company Ventura Cigar Company
Holiday Inn Express Pozo River Bottom Band